Wednesday, 18th June 2008




Walk: Croston, Barber’s Moor, Eccleston and Syd Brook Hall Farm
Start Point: The Wheatsheaf, Croston Grid Reference: SD 489 187
Distance: 6 miles Ascent: Mainly level
Weather: Over night rain stopped for the start but there was a heavy shower of about a half hour duration on the walk. Warm and humid
Comments: Fourteen people departed from The Wheatsheaf  to walk past two schools on the way to the River Lostock at Barber’s Moor. From the river we then joined the A581 at the “Millstone” and then walked down Sarscow Lane to Sarscow Farm. Following Spent Brook to Ingrave Farm we used a newly diverted path to reach New Lane. (The original path passed through Ingrave Farm but there are dangerous buildings, hence the diversion).  On entering Eccleston over the River Yarrow we turned right to pass through a recent housing development (Formerly The Blue Anchor).  Following field paths parallel to the Yarrow we emerged on to Syd Brook Lane and headed for Croston via a Nature Reserve at the rear of the parish church.  A meal was then enjoyed by all at The Wheatsheaf.

Scroll down to see photos taken on the recce for this walk

Croston Church


Croston on the River Yarrow


Start point


Pond on Sarscow Lane


One mile to go


Wayside Cottages


Rear of the church

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